Geisha Girl (cherry blossoms) by Elyse Ashe Lord

Geisha Girl (cherry blossoms) by Elyse Ashe Lord

Geisha Girl (cherry blossoms)

Elyse Ashe Lord

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Title

Geisha Girl (cherry blossoms)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
aquatint & drypoint and hand applied colored woodcut. 
Image Size
8 1/4 x 3 15/16"" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right margin 
Edition Size
38 of 50  
Annotations
pencil signed and editioned 
Reference
Originally sold by Arthur Ackermann & Son, Inc., NY 
Paper
thin, antique-white wove Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
Messrs Alex, Reid and LefĂ©vre, Ltd. 
Inventory ID
23143 
Price
$600.00 
Description

British art critic Malcolm Salaman commented on Lord's printing on page 2 of the "The Studio" publication "Masters of the Colour Print I - Elyse Lord" by Malcolm Salaman in 1927:

"The method was to draw the design with dry-point on a copper plate, and then, aquatinting the parts intended for colour, to paint those parts for one printing or more. Many of the early proofs were hand-wiped plate-printings, which gave clean, bright results, though comparatively harder than those of the rag-wipe used so adroitly in the later prints."

Elyse Ashe Lord, painter and printmaker, is well-known for her works inspired by the Far East and for her unusual, multi-layered printmaking technique, which involved a combination of etching, drypoint, aquatint and woodcut. She lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination. Her unique style uses fine drypoint lines and delicate, yet vibrant colors to create images that that have a serene, almost dreamlike quality. Lord also designed and hand-painted many of the frames used on her prints.

 

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